Friday, 8 March 2013

Happy Anniversary

Hi guys!  I love this card, is it just me?  The Chateau Gate die is such a versatile die to use.  I have used it here like a stained glass window.  I opened the shutters for the picture, but imagine sending this to someone and their surprise upon opening them and seeing the beautiful window inside!  I started by simply embossing the background with the Floral embossing folder.  I did extend the pattern a bit to get the size that I wanted.  Next I stamped the Grand Portal window stamp in black and coloured it with markers.  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and then added clear micro beads over it to get that church window look.  I cut one of the Chateau Gates in white and glued it atop the window.  I mounted the entire piece with foam pieces in the upper corner of the card.  Next I stamped my sentiment from the Fancy Sentiment set by Justrite stamps.  I cut it out with the fancy tags two die and mounted it in the middle of the bottom of the card.  I used the swirl die from the Bella Rose set and cut a couple of them out of white card.  I nipped away the leaves on it and cut it into some smaller sections and added it around my sentiment, cascading across the card.  The final decorative bit came from the tiny flowers in the scalloped posy set.  These are great, they give you eight of them in the set and they are so useful for just this sort of thing.  I cut them in vellum so they have a translucent quality to them.  I used a stylus to shape them a bit and layer them in pairs offset slightly.  I finished the centres with tiny flatback pearls and attach them on to my cascading flourish.  I love the softness they add to this piece.  I pierced the edges to complete the card.  If you aren't a fan of the pop of vibrant colour, picture it with a black and white window instead, also lovely I think.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 7 3/4" in size. 
I want to say a great big thank you to all my blog friends for the amazing emails and support during my shows for the past four days.  It really does make the work that I put into my shows feel like anything but work!  I have to hit the ground running today as asked to the POTW starting on the 15th of March with all new dies!  Julia Watts and I are sharing the teamwork on this one and I hope you will like what we bring you.  First, I am going to take some time this morning to place flowers on the monument at the base at Molesworth, however, to remember my Dad as it would have been his 93rd birthday today.  He was an incredibly special man that taught me so much about life and love,  I miss him so much.  Happy Birthday, Dad!  all for now, Sue x


Corinne said...

morning Sue I saw this on C&C Its a really lovely card love the window pattern hugs Corinne

Pam said...

Hello Sue, I love this card too. I thoroughly enjoyed all of your shows, so thank you for all of your hard work. I hope today is full of Happy Memories for you about your Dad, I miss my Dad too, very much.

Pam said...

Hello Sue, I love this card too. I thoroughly enjoyed all of your shows, so thank you for all of your hard work. I hope today is full of Happy Memories for you about your Dad, I miss my Dad too, very much.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, I also love this card Sue, It has the hidden wow factor. I was so pleased I got to see most of your live show's this week. Really looking forward to the nest one's and yipee i have that weekend off.
Have a lovely quiet time today with your memories.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Ladock girl said...

Amazing card Sue, really looks like a stained glass window, how lovely. Hope today goes well with happy thoughts, thinking of you. Linda xxxx

Linda said...

Wow so very beautiful
hugs Linda

debs said...

hi sue love the card. was excited about the pow with julia anyway now doublely excited!!! love both of your styles so a real treat to have 2 talented ladies plus spellbinders!!! C&C are spoiling us lets hope they continue too!
debs x

CraftyCj said...

Hi Sue, I saw this card on tv and wondered how you had got the swirls. Yet another inspirational offering today love it can't wait until the 15th hope we will see some sneaky peaks before then x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I loved this card as shown on TV because of the colourful surprise. It was so much fun watching you this week. Thanks.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I loved this card as shown on TV because of the colourful surprise. It was so much fun watching you this week. Thanks.

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue,

I want to thank you for all the things you are, summed up in very few words, A Very Special Person.

Thank you for your shows this week, every one a mixture of superb crafting in happy surroundings with you at the centre.

As it is also my birthday today, I send you my love. I know the journey to Molesworth will be an emotional one; wish Mom could be there, too; these distances are worse on days such as this.

Lis x

Heather said...

Morning Sue

Love your card and love all the shows I have that I have caught up with so far - few more to go! :) Joy oh joy!

I had a special Dad and Mum too and miss them very much especially my Mum this Sunday as it is our Mother's Day I know it is not yours until later on perhaps you will be with your Mom then! :)

Crafty hugs
Heather Rogers xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
What an amazing card, wouldmake a fantastic card for either a wedding or christening Have really enjoyed watching the shows you are so inspirational.Had to sit really hard on my hands lol....
Cannot wait for 15th.
Enjoy today make it filled with happy memories - if you are thinking about your Dad then he is looking down on you.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a happy peaceful and relaxing day with your memories, Sue, your Dad was a very special man. So was mine.
Didn't see as much of the shows as hoped but great that you and Julia are on again soon with POTW.
Love the card but would go for the no-colour option - swirls splendid.

'P' in Wales
PS You do encourage extravagance - spent all of 29p on the own brand shaving foam!!

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue,just loved your shows over the past 4 days and hope you can relax for a while. Have happy memories today of your dad, we are all daddies girls. Your cards are all beautiful and a great inspiration to us all.

Wilma x x x

Missmizog said...

Thinking of you today Sue. Card is beautiful x

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Joesgrandma said...

You are in our thoughts today!. Beautoful Card! Love the stained glass effect

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Love today's card, I'm going to try some pastel colours for the window to see if it works...when I receive the set (Mother's day pressie), I'm waiting.....patiently? lol

What an enjoyable four days of your shows, thank you!

Happy Birthday to your Dad, thinking of you on this day, wishing you many happy memories!

Take care
Lara xxx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, loved this card when I saw it on c&c , it's even better in close up . Thanks for your demos over the last 4 days they were brilliant . I have so many ideas for cards now that I know I will run out of time before the ideas run out . Happy birthday to your dad , he is looking down with pride cuz he has a very talented daughter who many people admire. Lol and hugs Lynne M & fur babies x x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue what a stunning card you are so brilliant your dads looking down with a big smile on his face he would be so proud of you happy birthday to him hope you and your mum have a nice day Tracy w x saw all your show which was brill sitting at home witha really bad cold you but a smile on my face with all your demos thanks sue xx

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, enjoy your rest!

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, and I love the pop of colour. I'm waiting for the Scalloped Posy set to arrive, I thought those flowers were great too. It can get a tad tedious when you want 6 layers to make a flower, and you only have one die.

I lost my dad 5 years ago, so I'm with you on the memories.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is amazing, saw it on the show yesterday. Hope your day is not too sad and filled with lovely memories. Looking forward to shows with you and Julia. Bx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, Yet another fabulous card to inspire us.

Happy Birthday to your Dad, may al your memories today be good ones. How proud he would be of you and of the inspirational woman you are.

Every "Daddies Girl" is with you today.

Hugs n stuff

Carol B

Scrapdot said...

It has been a great few days watching al your shows and the fantastic cards you have produced. Hope today is filled with happy memories about your Dad .
Dot x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - many thanks for such wonderful samples and demos - really enjoyed the shows - thought the shaving cream demo was pure theatre - a really 'wowee' moment. Nice to see you are back on our screens soon. Love today's card by the way.
Clare W

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Great card, micro beads really help to give that church window the glass effect. Enjoy the memories your trip brings.

Donna Jones

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card when I saw in on C&C, it's beautiful. I agree, this die is so versatile, I love it and have thought about a stained glass effect with it but had yet to try it - thank you for the inspiration! Carole Z X

Elizabeth S said...

Morning Sue, yes I miss my Dad too and it is 34 years now. However old you get you do miss your parents. Hope today is not too sad for you but filled with wonderful memories.
Have enjoyed all the shows and look forward to the POTW.
Thanks for your help and advice yesterday.
Elizabeth x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
The card is very fitting for me today as it is my 10th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday, but tinge with some sadness as my dad is not here to share it with me but these special men are always in our hearts and memories.
Thinking of you and your family today.
Love Tina x

Victoria said...

I love the coloured glass effect but as you say, it could easily be black and white. Love the element of surprise too. I have so enjoyed your shows Sue, they have been inspirational to say the least! We are really spoiled now in that you're going to be back again next week. Yipee!!

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue, My dad would have been 96 years old this week, but I lost him 26 years ago and my mum 10 months later, they had been together nearly 60 years, miss them every day. This was one of my favourite cards this week, but one of so many favourites really. Recorded all of the shows so that I can watch them again, you did a terrific job. Happy birthday to your dad, he would be very proud of his lovely daughter xx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

This card certainly has the Wow! Factor . X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love this card I have had this die for quite a time and not used it now I am inspired to get it out and try to do this card it's so beautiful and elegant. Thank you for your inspiration.
Rita wig xx

Maxine said...

A beautiful card Sue, ive really enjoyed the shows and lovely demos

Jan Ltc said...

WOW is my fav and the pop of colour on the window on this card is perfect, Sue. I hardly ever use my beads must have another try with them.
I can't wait for my C&C goodies to come. Thanks for the inspiration as always. Hope you get to rest up a little after your busy week! xx Jan

Maryann said...

Morning Sue, I toosaw this gorgeous card on the show, and it is soooooo gorgeous. Thanks so very much to YOU hun for all the wonderful inspiration and joy you always share in your shows. Unfortunately I wasn´t able to see them all, but those I did, I really enjoyed, and I love, that I always feels I learn something new every single show, I´m watching. I certainly learned, that I´ll have to get some glassbeads now, as it looks absolutely stunning. You are so amazing Sue and I really hope, you´ll continue to inspire us all for many many more years to come.
Enjoy your dad´s birthday today with relaxing and some happy memories okay.
Have a wonderful day everyone here.

Rose in said...

good morning Sue,
you have given us a wonderful week, the samples are simply stunning. Thank God for your blog because I cannot remember them all.

Your heart must ache terribly because it's your Dad's birthday and he is not there to celebrate it with you. But you can rest assured that he would have been ENORMOUSLY proud of you. And a day of quiet and reflecion is probably good for you, so your
Dad is looking aftr you still.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
This is a stunning card, the samples you made for the Chateau Gate where really inspirational. Thank you for all the great demo's and really looking forward to next week.
I hope you have a lovely day today, full of happy memories, I too miss my Dad, I miss my Mum at the moment, too.
Take care

kimberley said...

Saw this card on the shows Sue and thought it was lovely-so unusual for you to have the bright colour like that but i love it-Your shows were amazing and i'm really looking forward to the new shows.Have a peaceful time today-can't imagine being without my dad,take care,x.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Fab card Sue. The past four days have been a real treat. I will miss you today! Can't wait for you and Julia next week but way too many temptations on cand c at the moment! Happy Birthday to your Dad you are in my thoughts today.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I loved this when I saw it on tv, wow the stained glass window is stunning and the bella rose flourishes and those posy flowers are gorgeous. I love it.
I hope you have a lovely day today with your loving memories of your Dad, I know I miss my Dad every day, and I was at the Crematorium yesterday leaving flowers for my Mum who I miss, miss, miss, every day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen R said...

I loved all of your showa thia week, your cards were fantastic as always. I hope that you have a special day today. Sending you all my best wishes xx

Faith Button-Smallman said...

Morning Sue,
This card is so different but I like it very much. I love the stained glass effect.
I never knew my father but my Uncle was like my Dad to me and I miss everyday. I hope you have a day full of happy memories.
Take care, love and hugs Faith xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I liked it when I saw it on TV. I also lost my darling dad 4 years ago this month and although I still miss him so much, like you, I have such lovely memories and always feel him close to me. Hope all goes well for you today, I shall be thinking of you..
Love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue The card is definately you and so pretty. I will be thinking of you today on this special day. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

maxine h said...

I like this card but think I would prefer the black and white window. Thinking of you today!
Love maxine xx

Jan.moogie said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card today and the flowers are gorgeous. Remember your dad with all the happy times he gave you and all the love too.xx

Louisa Price said...

I saw this on C&C, I love the window, as its such a bright contrast, xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Yet another beautiful card. I love the shot of colour when you open the windows. Those little flowers just finish it off perfectly. Thank you again for great shows over the last few days and glad to hear you will be back next week.
Enjoy all the wonderful memories of your Dad on his special day. Take care.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card all pretty and white then you open shutters and the stained glass window with the sun shining through.
Thankyou once again for all your fabulous shows your kindness and inspiration knows no bounds.
Hope today is special for you with wonderful memories of one Very Special Man will be thinking of you. It brought a tear to my eye when you talked about your Dear Dad. They are always in our hearts and thoughts I lost my Dad 34yrs ago he would have been 93 yrs old last month.

Luv n Hugs Annx without an "e"

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val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Well, what a wonderful four days it has been. Loved this card when you demoed it as I loved all the demoes. Most of the dies i had already so I bought a few of the wonderful Heartfelt Creations stamps. Looking forward to the POTW. In the meantime have a good rest, if poss.

Happy Birthday to your Dad and my husband who would have been 69 tomorrow.Have Happy Memories.

Val in Spain xxx

Val In Spain xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for giving us 4 lovely days of crafting I loved all the shows, and the many cards you demonstrated. This one is lovely for weddings and anniversary.
Thank you once again for all your inspiration
Carol x

Gail said...

Good Morning Sue
What a brilliant week with all your demos - thank you.
This is another lovely card, the pop of colour is just right!
Hope you have a great day today in remembering you Dad, I lost my Dad a few years ago now but I like to think they are up there looking down on us.
Gail C x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I managed to catch your last show yesterday and oh what a show! - Thank you for all your hard work on the samples so we can see what the finished cards look like - thank you for your enthusiasm and energy which helps to keep us going but most of all thank you for being you! - and are we being spoilt or what!! POW next week - will have to raid Piggy!! I really do love today's card whether it is colourful behind the window or just b/w it looks wonderful.
I just want to say to all as it's Mother's Day on Sunday - please do not just celebrate our wonderful Mum but include Dad as well wherever they may be.Happy memories everyone!!
Janet x

lainey said...

I love the splash of colour and the vellum flowers are gorgeous Sue!! lainey x

Izzwizz said...

I lost my Dad in 1987 and still miss him every day too. Love your card Sue. 15th March? That doesn't give you long to make all the gabby samples, can't wait to see the new dies. Events conspired against me yesterday and not only did I miss all your shows but forgot to switch on the recorder too, so am gutted. At least there are the next ones to look forward to. Maddy xxx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Firstly a big (((HUG))) you have many happy memories they are the treasures.

Great card, the window really looks like stained glass.
This has been a great week with all your great shows, thank you.

Patricia xx

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue

Yes i agree with you about the card the window looks so very beautiful .

Take time to rest today if you can and just reflect on the happy times you had with your lovely Dad ,

My Dad was very special to me too such a lovely man i was only 19 when he died and he only 45 ,but we were very close and i have some wonderful memories .

Take Care
Elaine H X

HiggiSue said...

A beautiful card Sue. Loved the shows i managed to catch this week.

Take some time for you now....

HiggiSue said...

A beautiful card Sue. Loved the shows i managed to catch this week.

Take some time for you now....

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card,love the flowers done in vellum it really softens them. Look forward to the POTW.

Jean Z said...

Love this card saw it on c&c taped every show wish you were on TV more,My Husband passed away in January and waching you and doing cards as helped alot, i miss him very much Love Jean Z xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue.
On a down now as your shows and demos are comeing to an end.

Shahab said...

Sue I just love this card so so so much as I have these dies and embossing folder I cant wait to try and replicate this stunning card I love the stained window a true work of art, I ant to thank you for all the lovely shows and Demos you did Mon thru Thu I recorded all the shows and will enjoy watching them all back to back on Sunday.
Once again Sue thank you for sharing and for all your inspiration have a wonderful weekend big hug Shahab xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Another lovely card. Thanks for a fabulous 4 days and for all of the help by email. Now have tears rolling down my cheeks as I miss my Dad and Mum dreadfully. Hope your memories make you smile as well as shed a tear.X

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

The card is beautiful. I love the scrolls and adding the petite flowers enhances them even more

Have happy thoughts and memories about your dad, he would have been so proud of you

June x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
I think like most people I was instantly drawn to this card on tv.Its really striking with the stained glass effect. Enjoy a happy moment remembering your dad, all the good times.
Audrey x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card. Think it would work ver well for a wedding card with an later and bridal couple behind the window. Looking forward to seeing you on C&c again next week with the pick f the week. Xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Well done with the shows and demo's you are an inspiration Sue!
Looking forward to the POTW now, so no rest for you and Julia, but what a in the world!
Thinking of you today at Molesworth, and your Dads thoughts that you shared with us last year.

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card .thank you for all the hard work you have put in to the shows ,you are a very special person ,take care and look forward to seeing you next week.

MRS DUCK said...

Another lovely card. Thanks for a fabulous 4 days and for all of the help by email. Now have tears rolling down my cheeks as I miss my Dad and Mum dreadfully. Hope your memories make you smile as well as shed a tear.X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue,

Firstly my thoughts are with you today.
I love this card when I saw it on C&C yesterday. I have these stamps and dies but have never used them much, must get them out again and have another go.

Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is such a stunning card and the tiny flowers are perfect. Fabulous shows for the past four days and now looking forward to seeing yet more new dies next week. My thoughts are with you today as I lost my dad last year at 95 and miss him so very much, but we have such lovely memories to live with don't we - take care and enjoy your few days of rest - YvonneMayxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi again Sue

Forgot to say how much I am looking forward to the POTW next week! I wonder what lovely new dies you will have for us! Love Jean xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi again Sue

Forgot to say how much I am looking forward to the POTW next week! I wonder what lovely new dies you will have for us! Love Jean xxx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the stained glass window. Hope you have a day full of nice memories about your dad.

Clare x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the wow and the window but the colours are a bit bright for me against all that white

gwen70 said...

gorgeous Sue, love the window die.

Jane said...

Love the white on white, the stained glass a little bright for me but beautiful card.

Jane xx

hotpotato said...

More to look forward to on C&C next week then. Thoughts are with you today Sue.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love this card as well.Thank you for all your hard work and wonderful shows over the last 4 days.Hope today you are able to be full of happy memories of your Dad as well as the sadness of having lost him.Thinking of you today.

Clai01 said...

Sue it was an absolute pleasure to watch the shows and look forward to seeing you again soon.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Such a beautiful card - I bought this windows die when I saw you demonstrate it on C&C.

Miss my dad too - loved him so much.

Thank you so much for the last four days - you are a star.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, as you've shown the Spellbinders have so many possibilities..... Thanks so much Sue. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, as you've shown the Spellbinders have so many possibilities..... Thanks so much Sue. Mabex

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Won't be the same today as you are not on my TV, a daily dose of Sue is just what the Doctor ordered!
Huge thanks for a week of amazing inspiration, I am already excited for Pow shows next week.....sneek peek please!
I am sure your day will be very emotional, after reading your post about your dad a while a go I know how very proud you are of him and how much you miss him, a feeling that I can share as I too lost my dad very suddenly a couple of years ago!
Try and have a relaxing weekend, you deserve it!
I also hope you manage to collect your card this weekend!
Crafty hugs,
Sandra Riley x

Bosquie said...

Have watched all your shows and loved every one
You are a very special talented lady.Looking forward to next week too if you have the POTW?Wow that's a lot of work for you and Julia.Have a bit of you time today as its a special one XX

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Lovely card Sue and the touch of colour under the window is like sunshine flooding in.

I lost my dad 23 years ago and there isnt a day goes by when he doesnt sneak into my day and remind me that as much as I miss him I was blessed to have him as my dad and I am the person I am because of him and my mum, who went to be with him 4 years ago.

I just know Sue that your dad was just as big a part of your life and as sad as today will be I hope that as you remember him today becomes another of those comforting memories xxxxxx.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when I saw it on TV. It really gives a stained glass effect. I will be thinking of you today as you spend some time with your memories of your Dad. I know it will be an emotional day for you but remember the happy memories, I am sure he is watching you and is very very proud of his 'little' girl.

Don't work to hard preparing for the next show, you need some down time as well. Have a good weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a fantastic four days we have had, your samples have been amazing, thank you. I bought some of your new coloured card and the spellbinders edgabilities, can't wait for the post man to call. Have a nice relaxing few days before the potw. Take care, Jess x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, beautiful stained glass window. Beautiful.
Margaret L

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Don't be too sad today remember all of the lovely times you had together, I never knew my birth father but I had a wonderful stepdad he died several years ago but I still he still gives me a smile when I think about him.
Loved this card when it was shown on C&C. The work that you put into the last four days was tremendous well done. Now a another week to look forward to.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I love this card I have this die but not the stamps to go with it.......... Yet! I will be thinking of you today and I am sending you a hug I know it will be emotional for you but your father would have been very proud of you and the thoughtful person you've become.
Hugs x
Heather T

nannapat said...

I loved this card when I saw it on C&C, even more so seeing it close up. Hope today goes well with some happy memories for you, I too miss my mum and dad so much. Pat x

auscrafts said...

gorgeous card Sue .I'm late today as I've been watching the shows I recorded .Also congrats to Clare for the email she sent in with a lovely card image it was beautiful

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

First of all I want to thank you for all your hard work over the last four days. I saw all your shows and enjoyed every one. Your talent, enthusiasm and bubbly personality reached all of us I'm sure.

Today's card is lovely and so right for many special occasions.

I hope you have a quiet, reflective day full of happy memories of your dear father.

God bless,
Erica x

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue.
Recorded all your shows - watching one now.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Firstly, a really big thank you for the wonderful samples you created for the shows which I enjoyed. Today's card is lovely that dash of colour is superb. Take some time today to really reflect on your memories of your dad - he must be so proud of you. I still miss my dad ( who died in 1999) and as you know have just lost my mam so my thoughts and prayers are with you today.

Jean Johnston said...

Another lovely card. Have learned a lot this week from your shows.
I hope your visit to Molesworth brings you comfort and only happy memories.

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue loved this when I seen it on the show,so bright and vibrant.thank you for all the hard work you have put in for the 4 day deal I seen all the shows apart from the very last one!!! Looking forward to yours and Julia's potw shows next week.Hope you have a nice day with your wonderful memories of your dad. Love Lesley x

Maggie said...

Good morning. What a wonderful week it's been full of your shows, and since I've recorded them I can watch, and learn, again and again. Good news that you'll be back so soon. Losing a special Dad is indeed tough and I miss mine too, but I'm so thankful I still have my lovely Mum. Have made a Sue Wilson special for her this weekend. xx

Sonia Jones said...

WOW Sue love this card. I love the window dies and the stained window effect you've done is brilliant! Love it! Have a great day and think happy thoughts of your dad today. I miss my dad too! Hugs for now Sonia x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue before i talk about the card id like to wish you happy memorys of your dad i lost my mum just before christmas and i miss her so much. Any way back to the card i love it i like how you have used bright colours on white it makes it stand out. Well im sat watching a recording of one of your show and itd you making this card. I orded this die set so i cant wait for it to come. Take care Sue xx

Debs Artliff

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and love the stained glass effect. Emma

Leanne said...

Fabulous! Love it.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, well firstly a ready big thank you for all your hard work over the last 4 days, what wonderful and inspirational samples and demos. Can't wait until next Friday no one does spellbinders demos like you.

Loved today's card I got the bella rose and stamp set a week of so ago.

Sending you lots of crafty hugs.
Gilly C

Like many others I to have lost my dad but have special memories of times gone by. Remember happy times today.

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
This is a very pretty card, and saw it on C& was a 4 day treat with you and love every minute of it! Give all our love to your dad, take care always. We'll be looking forward to next Friday for POTW. God bless you
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

dutchess said...

A day filled with memories for you today Sue...sad and's a hole that can never be filled God bless
Don't know what I am going to do without you on the telly it's been such fun watching all your demos, so now I need to craft and put some of your tips into practice!...crafty hugs Margaret

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue,

Thank you for all your hard work on the shows this week all the samples were wonderful there wasn't one that I wasn't keen on. Today's card is exceptional the stained glass window is beautiful and love the flowers.

I was very close to my dad who passed away just after his 93rd birthday in 2003 , I still miss him every day so I know this day is a sad day for you but your wonderful memories will see you through.
Take care

Jean D

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
I love this card - the effect of those bright colours when the windows are opened! Surprising and beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what you and Julia bring next week.
Have a peaceful morning.

Julie-Anne said...

Good morning sue,

wow what a beautiful card, love the surprise factor.I have really enjoyed the past few days watching you on C&C, i bet your feet are killing you, all that standing up. Make sure you take some me time today,and remember all the good times you shared with your dad.I hope the weather is better than we have on the south coast,we are having wild wind and rain.
crafty hugs Julie Ann

CraftyJo said...

How strange, I was just thinking that I wasn't keen on the stained glass bit when I read your words

"If you aren't a fan of the pop of vibrant colour, picture it with a black and white window instead"

So, I am picturing that and I like what I see :)

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stella wright said...

Love love love this card,have an aniversary coming up of my sons so iam going to copy it as my daughter in law will love this. looking forward to next show with you and Julie but will have to sit on my hands a bit spent to much on last show.have a peace ful day with the memories of your dad hugs to you and yours x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is really beautiful. Sending love to you today!! Love Sam xxx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

You have had an amazing few days with all the shows and the 4 day deal and showed us some wonderful cards and shared some super techniques so thank you for everything. I have been looking again at your blog of this day last year which I took a print of when you wrote about your dad and shared The Lessons of Life with us so my thoughts are with you as you share your day with him.
love from Jackie D

salem said...

wooooow card happy dance "!"! love these dies best in show "!"!"!

Ann said...

Hi Sue I remembered last year when its was your dads birthday and then the lovely poem on his anniversary. He would be so proud of you I am sure. it is very hard not to get too upset when a special person leaves you. I know from my own experience of losing my dad too. xxx

Hanneke said...

Wow Sue, those colors look so vibrant in the midst of the pretty white! Hgus, Hanneke

Anonymous said...


mol xx

Ita said...

Good Morning Sue ,how strange i was telling my hubby yerstday when you were on c.c. the story about your wonderfull Dad and now just read it would have been his birthday,i know he is very proud of you and looking down and guiding you.,and take time today to think of him.
Your card is super, saw it on your show.Sue a very big thanks for all the hours of hard work you put into the last 4 days,and all the work you put into the preperations of your cards,traveling,set up it ,is a lot of work,and I am so happy for you that people realise this.Great news to hear that yourself and Julia are on again next week.

Alice G said...

Hi Sue, I totally loved all your demos on the show and feel I learned so much from watching you work. I've had this die set and stamps for a while but had never used it but now you have given me inspiration so I'm off the starting block! You make everything kinda come alive! Thank you Sue for the wonderful opportunity to see your work and follow your instructions so we can actually achieve the same look ourselves.

Alice xx

martine said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card xxx loved all the shows i watched them all x
enjoy your memories of your dad today god bless xxx
all the best Martine xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Thank you for a wonderful four days of inspirational demos and beautiful samples, your dedication and hard work is much appreciated as is your caring and thoughtful nature. I was sooo pleased to see all your live shows.
I too love this card and the suprise element is a real WOW factor.
Have a peaceful and relaxing day, your Dad will be so proud of you as you are of him. His Lesson of Life is inspiring. I hope that today if full of happy memories for you about your Dad. I miss my Dad so very much. Special men that are in our hearts forever.
Take care Sue, thinking about you today.
Hugs June xxx

iggy said...

nice card.......would like to say ive enjoyed all your hard work & jolly-ness all through the 4 day deal.many many thanks.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Have recorded all your shows and have really enjoyed your demonstrations.
The window colours are a right spot but stained glass windows are that way.
My Dad died in 1963 he would have been 106 last birthday. I was just 14...still remember the good times with him though.
Your Dad would be immensely proud of you.

Margaret O

Sandybee said...

Hi Sue
I enjoyed all of your shows this week
and it was great to see cards that have been on here in the past and that I've forgotten about. One of my favourites was the Layered Elegant Swirls from October last year,
Love todays card.
Have Happy Memories
xx Sandra

Shahab said...

Hi Sue
Just want to add am thinking of you today, on your Dad's Anniversary, we never forget and our memories keep us close and strong I hope today is full of happy memories for you about your Dad I'm sure he is so proud of you and how much happiness and joy you bring to others.
Best Wishes and Hugs
Shahab xx

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, enjoyed all your shows and learnt so much!
Thinking of you on your Dad's birthday. It is good to remember.

Hugs, Belinda X

greendragon said...

Really enjoyed the shows I managed to watch over the last few days Sue. White on white is very classy, but the stained glass effect makes the card stand out from others. Thanks for showing the messy bow demo - even if it was a bit quick due to lack of time at the end of the show! I've got the idea of how to do it now - easy when you know how.

hazel said...

Morning Sue loved watching all your shows this week and can't wait for POTW next week feel so spoilt with so much Sue and spellbinders in a month. Beautiful card loved the stained glass effect. hope you day goes well and the weather is kind xx hazel

Barney Bear said...

Hiya Sue...this card is adorable!!!!! Another for my file!
Many thanks
Barney Bear x

Lindsay Martin said...

Hi Sue, loved this card when it was shown on C&C this week, great splash of colour on an otherwise classic card. I hope you got the pictures yesterday, I had to send them in before the show... I was so pleased to get to see a few of the shows, and well done in getting them to give you some more hours, not long to wait! Thinking of you today, and I hope you have a good rest and time to reflect today, it will be a year next month since I lost my Dad, so know how special they are when they have gone from us..Take care xxx

Sue C said...

This is a beautiful card, I'm going to have to get this die when I can afford it as I think it would make a lovely wedding card with a bride and groom silhouette in the window.

Sending special thoughts your way for today xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a card. Always have to put something in the window when i mess with this die. Yours looks like a stain glass window with the beads GREAT. I did like your demo where u made it into a frame (nothing like the window) Smashing demo. Also the square frame. Wonderful shows, and missing you already
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug

Anthea said...

Good afternoon Sue, lovely card today. Its been brilliant having you back on our tv screens wish you could have your own weekly programme showing us all your amazing ideas. Hugs xx

Jill Liddle said...

What a beautiful card. Those colours are perfect. I know I would be honoured to recieve this.

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Dear Sue

This is a beautiful card Sue. I love the flourishes with the pretty little flowers on them I wish I could have afforded to buy this set of dies, maybe next time.
The window is so very pretty too I love your microbeaded cards.

I'm thinking of you today Sue on what would have been your Dads 93rd birthday. I hope you get through the day ok.

I look forward to your next shows, I'm so glad that you have Julia watts to help you with the hard crafting ahead.

Take care, best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove xx

nutcake said...

Fabulous card!


hazel said...

You are in my thought today Sue. It will be 6 years since my Dear Dad passed away on the 6th of April, and he would of been 80 on the 21st April .Your Dad would of been very proud of you Sue on all your achievements.Hope you get some relaxing time to yourself . Love this card today very beautiful and love the stained window effect.. Take care x

Susan White said...

Great card again Sue - would be a lovely wedding card too.

Thinking of you today, and hope it's not too sad for you, but filled with happy memories too of birthdays past. So grateful to still have my dad with me.

Susan x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue,

What a smashing card, a splash of unexpected colour when you open the window, as someone else said would look great with a silohette of some kind behind.

I too have lost my mum and dad, i do miss them both very much, i am sure your dad would be very proud of you, you have such a outgoing and sharing heart and of course so talented, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Celina Dee said...

May your father rest in peace.
Beautiful card that almost seem religious

sharon kirkwood said...

Thank you Sue for all your hard work in preparation for the 4 day deal - you were eternally cheerful (and such a lovely guest) no matter that you were snowed under with demos. As usual your samples were exquisite. I'm looking forward to seeing you and Julia on the 15th.
I watched this card being demoed. It really is striking, with it's gorgeous stained glass window the micro beads really finish it off.
I hope you have many happy memories of your Dad today.

lynda said...

Another Wow for this card Sue just lovely thank you so much for all your inspiration Lynda xx

Vie Carter said...

What a beautiful card today, love it

I have caught some of your shows now and loved everything I saw, the dies are lovely and the stamps


Kiraneries said...

Thanks Sue, another stunning card from the C&C shows. I loved all of them.

Thinking of you today.

brenda said...

Hi Sue, a sticking card today also suitable for weddings and bereavements. Happy memories of your dad today, he will be looking down with pride.x

brenda said...

Should say striking. LOL

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you today Sue as you remember your dad's birthday. You wrote on one of your blogs (I think it was last year) your fathers words of wisdom of 45 lessons Lessons of Life. I kept this and have read over it many times. He was truly a very inspirational gentleman. Thankyou for all the time and energies you put into your preparations for C&C and I think this card is another WOW card Sue.
Val C xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card. I still miss my Dad too. Hope today goes OK for you.
Beverley W

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card and that window is really amazing it looks fantastic. It has been great watching you on C&C you give us so much inspiration

Diane Mortimer said...

Thats so pretty!
Diane from Glasgow

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love your card and the other cards you have designed. This is absolutely lovely. Thanks, Louise

Suzanne said...

Adding my hugs on this day which will be filled with so many memories for you - Love this card and the wonderful array we have all seen these past 4 days - my days aren`t the same now there is no 4 day deal - hurry back - Suzanne x

nmty said...

Hi sue lovely card and it was great to see you back on C&C this week. Recorded all the shows (was at work) so hoping to catch up with all this weekend. Hope you have very happy memories of your dad today. Lv norma

Michelle said...

Hi Sue, I love the floral embossing folder background and the bella rose swirls they seem to make the chateau gates and image pop out. The tiny flowers are adoreable. Very pretty card.

I'm really looking forward to the 15th of March to see all the new dies on the POTW. :-)

Special birthday wishes to your dad, I will be thinking of you today Sue.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Sonja H. said...

Hi Sue
You have done it again another
lovley card and the stained windows
look fanstastic.

Thats great news that you will be
back with the POTW,with Julia she is great and she is so funny she
has a wonderful laugh.

Take Care
Sonja Hopkins (Hullbridge)

Howdy said...

Afternoon sue. Love this card. Wonder if Barbara Gary's shepherds window would fit. Probably not but wouldn't it be good if it matched?

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Yet another classy card from you. I too love the Bella Rose flourish. My piercing ruler arrived yesterday and I have been practising. I don't think any of my piercing tools are 1mm though, do you have any idea where I can get one from please? I have tried searching the net but can only find fine, medium or thick. Have fun next week, I will be watching. SueL

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue,
Card is lovely as always. Have recorded all ur shows so that when I get my dies thru the post I can look back and try re-create ur wonderful techniques.

Happy mothersday to all on the blog!!!

Tracy x

Fuchsia said...

Love it Sue ! Just bought my self a pergamano mat so I can punch holes they will be in everything now LOL

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for this posting dear Sue, a beautiful card, sending you special thoughts for time to remember the happy times of which there must be so many, also special thoughts for your Mum, much love and hugs Liz C x

jeffrey bubbles said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Fantastic card today Sue. I have recorded all the shows and an watching them as and when during the day. Hope all goes well at Molesworth, happy memories for you. Thanks again for all your hard work. Look forward to seeing you and Julia on the POTD.
Pat S Witney

sued99 said...

Another day, another gorgeous card.

Jackie Calvert said...

Such a pretty card today, It's been fantastic getting all the inspiration from your shows, and I'm chuffed to bits you're back again before long. It will bea bittersweet day for you. I too was privaledged to have a fabulous Dad, but it makes the loss harder, so my thoughts are with you today.
Jackie xxx

Suebak said...

Never tire of looking at this card - saw it during the 4 day deal and again here. Stunning! x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning. I have an anniversary card to make for next month and will be using this for my inspiration. Your stained glass window is gorgeous. I have recorded all your shows and am gradually catching up on them. Looking forward to your PoD with Julia. Thinking of you and your mum today, anniversaries are so hard, arn't they.

Chrisspi said...

This is so beautiful Sue. The splash of colour on the white background is really eye catching. Perfect for so many occasions.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card as usual. Best wishes to you and your Mom at this sad time - it does get easier, I promise.
God Bless

petula said...

Hi Sue, loved your shows, you are so inspiring. This card along with all your creations are fantastic.
My thoughts are with you, take care.
Love Pet x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card all white with a splash of colour from behind the window.
Can't wait for what you come up with next month.
Alison x

Fieldsend said...

Evening Sue, loved this and when I too saw it on C&C. Just love the micro-beads they make it special. Loved all your show and recorded them.
Have a good weekend.

Love June

nikkib said...

Thinking of you today Sue, anniversarys are always so hard..... lovely elegant card as always, I really must find some new words to describe your gorgeous work... and a POTW next week too, you are spoiling us..... can't wait to see whats in the shows... x

Laura O said...

lovely card ,like the window.great job on the cards this week .look forward to pick of the week shows.Laura O

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Sue I love this and the micro beads make the window really "pop".
Great set of dies.

Linda xxx

Marlene said...

Well done Sue for the last 4 days you worked so hard, more great tips to try. love todays card great with the micro beads. xx

Toni Galvin said...

Hi Sue, I love this card so beautiful with the embossed background and the white on white flowers then the stunning colourful stained glass window effect hidden behind the shutters. I must have a go of this when I get my micro beads that I ordered. I will let you know how it turns out no where near as good as yours lol. I was lucky enough to be picked out the pot for a card on C&C and recieved it yesterday and I just held it in my hands looking at it for ages all I can say is WOW WOW WOW so beautiful. (It was the blue rose one) They look stunning on the telly but even better holding it. Thank you so much for signing it for me what a lovely surprise. Sue my thoughts are with you today on the anniversary of your dads passing I hope that all our thoughts and well wishes from myself your blog 'family' brings you comfort.
Regards Toni xx

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card, I love the white, but not sure about the colour behind the window, but still fab as ever. I'm so glad that you will be doing the shows you and Julia have coming up, yay... Have a great weekend.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Malou said...

This is fab. I love it.

Annie said...

Hi Sue. Big hugs for you today. I miss my Dad and Mum every day and my thoughts and love are with you xx your card is amazing, your shows were fantastic although tues thru Thurs I was at work and only caught the evenings but more to come - yay!! Love Annie x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, like the stained glass window!

cebelica said...

Very beautiful. I love your window! Hugs! xx

Janice K said...

This is a beautiful card which I could see adapted to make a lovely christmas card by replacing the flowers with snowflakes.
I hope you've had a pleasant day, thank goodness for our memories. x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderfull card I love it the way you have put the whole thing together is a work of art
Will look forward to your shows next week
Take Care
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
As Janice has just said this card could be adapted to so many occasions Easter, Christmas, weddings etc, etc, it just lends itself to what you want it to be. I loved it on your shows and can see it working for so many occasions........ Love it. Thank you, Brenda Lel

Anonymous said...

Its a super card - love the suprise splash of colour. I had a great week watching all your shows and cant wait to try some of your new ideas. Looking forward to seeing you and Julia next week. We are truly being spoilt this month.
Michelle M

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Hope today wasn't too painful and that you are comforted by happier memories of your lovely Dad.
The card is gorgeous, definitely one I will be printing out to put in my inspiration file.
What exciting news about the POTW! Must get some more blank DVD's and arrange my week so I can watch too,
Sue xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card with the lovely vibrant coloured arched window to make it "pop" like you say. Love the swirl, tag & posy flowers, that all in all, make this such a beautiful card. Thinking of you in what must have been such a hard day for you & your mum. I imagine there was so many mixed emotions of missing your dad but also in how lucky & proud you must feel to have had such a wonderful dad who taught you values & gave you so much love. He will always be around you both. xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a week eh! watched and recorded all your shows, it was great. Love this card! your ideas are so inspirational, thanks for all your hard work.
Best Wishes Liz T.

madebylilly said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful card! I love the fact that it's so mainly pale colours, then that lovely load of colour on the window. Lov it!

Love, Lilly xx

Carole said...

Loving this so much. I love the little flowers too. xx